Four Tigers selected on day 2 of MLB Draft

BATON ROUGE -- LSU senior righthander Louis Coleman, junior infielder/outfielder Ryan Schimpf, junior outfielder Blake Dean, and junior catcher Sean Ochinko were each selected in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Wednesday.

Wednesday’s draftees join first-rounder junior outfielder Jared Mitchell (1st Rd., 23rd overall) and sophomore infielder DJ LeMahieu (2nd, 79th). (NOTE: LeMahieu was available to be drafted as a sophomore because his 21st birthday falls within 45 days of the draft.)

Coleman was taken by the Kansas City Royals in the fifth round (152nd), while Schimpf went eight picks later (160th) to the Toronto Blue Jays on day 2 of the draft.

In the 10th round, Dean was picked by the Minnesota Twins (312th).

Ochinko was also picked by the Blue Jays in the 11th round (340th).

The LSU record for players selected in a single draft is eight, set three times (1996, 2000, 2001). In 2008, seven Tigers were drafted and two returned to school (Coleman and Jordan Brown).

Signees Drafted

On Day 1, LSU’s first signee for 2010, Texas High School outfielder Slade Heathcott, was selected six picks after Mitchell, No. 29 overall, by the New York Yankees.

On Day 2, LSU baseball signee Zach Von Rosenberg, a right handed pitcher from Zachary High School, was the 175th overall pick in the sixth round of the draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates.

In round 7, right handed pitcher Brody Colvin of St. Thomas More High School in Lafayette, La., was selected by the Philadelphia Phillies (227th overall).

In round 8, outfielder Chadwin Stang of Midland College was taken by the Milwaukee Brewers (256th overall).

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